With summer winding down I think it is time to start planning my fall sewing. If you are new to my blog, fall has some of my absolute favorite fashions! I am a lover of pretty much all woolens. Tweeds, houndstooth, plaid, herringbone, you name it and I want it! I love jewel tones and lots of layers. I really just love fall because of the crispness in the air, the leaves changing colors and all things pumpkin. Then there is football, oh how I have missed football. Yep I would say that I am ready for fall, but my wardrobe is not. So, here is what I am wanting this season. These all came from my Pinterest board, so please go there to find the original sources.
1. Dresses with layers
I really like these looks because they can extend the seasonality of my dresses. Granted most of my dresses are bright, loud, summer dresses. I think I am going to have to make some jewel tone dresses that I will be able to transition between seasons. I am thinking the Lady Skater dress will be perfect for this! I already have a good selection of tights/leggings, cardigans and scarves to pair the new dresses with.
2. Army green sleeveless jacket
So this one is super specific. I don’t know what else to say other than I really like the look of these to outfits. Normally, this kind of jacket is not my thing, but I want to give it a shot.
3. Gingham button up
Keeping with the previous want, is gingham. Gingham is trendy right now and I am loving it. I want to try a dark blue large gingham check. Also, I really just need some button ups. Believe it or not I do not have any!! I am thinking that I may want to do some sort of flannel plaid button up as well.
4. Lightweight blouses
Much like button ups, I do not have many blouses. I want to up the game of my work wardrobe and this is the clear way to do it.
Simplicity recently released their fall collection and in it was S1280. I think view B, the one the model is wearing, will be perfect for what I am wanting. I have a couple of stash fabrics in mind for this already.
5. Maxi skirts
You know I love a good maxi skirt or maxi dress, but I only wear them during spring and summer. I came across these two outfits and knew I wanted to wear them for fall as well. Much like my dresses, my current maxi skirts are very spring/summer wear. So I need to make some for fall. Plus, I really like the chambray button up paired with the gray maxi. Maybe a chambray button up needs to be added to my button up list.
6. Cover ups
While this is more of an outerwear thing, which I need too, I really want it. I love gray view C from the new S1281. I think I want to do this in a thick woolen tribal fabric. Jo-Ann’s has a couple that I like, but to be honest, I was less than impressed with how the plaid I made my coat out of last year looked at the end of the season. It pilled so bad that it looked like I had been wearing it for years, which is a shame since I love it so much. I am going to keep looking for another tribal wool that I like.
So that’s what I want to make. What is on your fall must haves list?